Amphibious Bulk Liquid Transfer System [ABLTS]
The Amphibious Bulk Liquid Transfer System Hosereel system providing capability to deliver fuel and/or water from ship to shore. System includes 10,000 feet of 6" buoyant hose for fuel, and 10,000 ft of 4" buoyant hose for water. System are deployed on Maritime Pre-positioning Squadrons, and are normally used in direct support of maritime pre-positioning force operations.
On 29 October 1999 Appleton Marine, Inc, Appleton, Wis., was awarded a $12,182,989 firm-fixed price contract for a ship to shore Amphibious Bulk Liquid Transfer System (ABLTS). The system consists of a fuel subsystem and a potable water system. This contract contains options which, if exercised, will bring the cumulative value of this contract to $37,286,748. Work will be performed in Appleton, Wis., and is expected to be completed by June 2003. Contract funds will not expire at the end of the current fiscal year. This contract was competitively procured with 45 proposals solicited and three offers received. The Naval Facilities Engineering Command Contracts Office, Port Hueneme, Calif., is the contracting activity (N47408-00-C-7104). Twelve ships from the U.S. Navy's Military Sealift Command will support the United States' relief effort for victims of the tsunami that devastated South Asia 26 December 2004. The squadron had 43 Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units, each of which is capable of producing 600 gallons of potable water per hour from sea water. Five of the ships are also capable of making 25,000 gallons of fresh water a day using the ships' evaporators. The ships can pump water from ship to shore from up to two miles away using an Amphibious Bulk Liquid Transfer System of floating hoses.
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